Shudder is AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural. And they have acquired exclusive rights to The Boy Behind the Door. They will release it in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and also New Zealand on Thursday, July 29th.
The first feature is from co-writers and directors Justin Powell and David Charbonier. The suspense thriller tells a gripping, powerful tale of survival and friendship in the face of evil.
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In The Boy Behind the Door, a night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby (Lonnie Chavis) and his best friend, Kevin (Ezra Dewey). They are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn. Even worse is the arrival of another stranger, whose mysterious arrangement with the kidnapper may spell certain doom for Kevin. They have no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction. So Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive… or die trying.
Said Craig Engler, general manager of Shudder, “From its first frame, The Boy Behind the Door ratchets up the tension in a way that seems to never let up. Justin and David have tapped into what true evil lurking around in our world today looks like, and I can think of no better place for audiences to experience this unrelenting thrill ride than Shudder.”
“We are excited to partner with Shudder, the leading voice in the horror space, for the release of The Boy Behind the Door,” said filmmakers David Charbonier and Justin Powell. “It’s not every day we get to see stories centered on such strong, diverse leads, which Lonnie and Ezra masterfully craft with honest and authentic performances. We hope audiences worldwide will have as much fun watching the film as we did making it.”
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Chavis (This Is Us, White Famous), and Dewey (The Djinn, Criminal Minds) star. Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood, Nocturnal Animals), Scott Michael Foster (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Micah Hauptman (Homeland, Rust Creek) co-star.
The Boy Behind the Door had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest. And also played AFI Fest, receiving rave reviews at both festivals. The film was produced by Rick Rosenthal of Whitewater Films, Ryan Scaringe of Kinogo Pictures, Jim Hart, John Hermann, and Ryan Lewis. Bert Kern, Nick Morton, and also Howard Barish executive produce.
Powell and Charbonier’s follow-up project The Djinn will be released by AMC Networks’ IFC Midnight in North America on May 14.
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We don’t have a trailer yet for The Boy Behind the Door. But we’ll bring it your way just as soon as it arrives. Stay tuned and also check back often!
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